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New Oklahoma laws in 2016 Part VIII – Easier to charge domestic violence as a felony

SB 1491 in Oklahoma makes it easier to charge someone accused of domestic violence with a felony. Previously, it took three or more separate instances of domestic assault within one year to be charged with a felony (unless the type of violence committed warranted a felony charge). Now, someone with two or more instances of domestic assault can be charged with a felony. There’s no requirement that the instances happen within any time period. This law went into effect November 1, 2016.

The text of SB 1491:

Affected statute – 21 OS § 644.1:

Article discussing this bill:

If you’ve been charged with domestic assault & battery (domestic violence) in Oklahoma, call Frank Urbanic at 405-633-3420!